Vertical birth is one of the variants of the birth of a child, which is treated as an innovation invented not so long ago and rapidly entered into obstetric practice. But let's look at the history that keeps in mind that it is the birth of children in standing and sitting position are traditional, tested by many generations.
The squatting squats are considered traditional among the peoples of Central Asia, the North, Africa, South America, Asia, China and Mexico. In Europe, vertical labor was actively used in the Netherlands, as well as in Germany. In the century before last, the dowry of the Dutch bride included a chair specially designed for the birth of children.
Russia is no exception. Childbirth in Russia was supposed to walk on a heated bath, as well as overstepping through obstacles. And already before the birth of the child, the woman hung around her husband's neck and did what they taught in medical centers in preparation for vertical childbirth.
At present, the situation has changed and the legislators of the fashion for ordinary birth was France, when the birth began to take men. And the pose of the woman in childbirth has changed because of the convenience of doctors to take birth in a supine position on the back. Although it is not physiological, as well as a comfortable woman and child. Having a baby lying more painfully than vertically. When giving birth, the uterus weighs all its weight on the blood vessels along the spine. The blood flow is disturbed and the fetus does not receive enough oxygen. The birth of a child slows down and it becomes necessary to use stimulant, as well as analgesic medicines, which can not have a beneficial effect on the health of the baby.
Lying tugitsya also very uncomfortable, because the woman push the child on its own and gravity is not involved in the period of horizontal delivery. There is one more point: a doctor and a midwife play an active part in childbirth at birth, but vertical birth gives the woman freedom and she can do a lot on her own.
How is the child born in a vertical position?
At the stage of disclosure of the cervix, the future mother is given freedom of action. A mother can do everything she wants: sit, walk, stand, hang on her husband, sit on a chair, swim. Due to the choice of a comfortable pose, the woman does not have painful pains, the opening of the uterus is very gentle. To anesthesia with vertical childbirth resort very rarely.
Now doctors came to a common opinion that during the fights the woman should move, therefore the activity of the woman at the usual birth of the child at the first stage is welcomed.
In the second stage, the fetus is ejected. These are the attempts that will lead to the birth of a child. A woman takes the poses on her knees, half squatting, standing, sitting in a special chair. The woman giving birth intuitively understands what position she should take.
Experts advise in advance to rehearse all possible poses for vertical delivery, and what kind of woman will be acceptable, she decides herself. The optimal posture is one in which the child moves to the exit gradually, smoothly, gently.
And every woman chooses for herself the most comfortable position: one must squat, the other should be on her knees, the third should be lying.
Vertical birth is not a panacea, but an extension of the capabilities of women and children. And if suddenly the doctor notices that the vertical position is not effective, he will always transfer the woman in the traditional posture.
But still the physiological position is considered more physiological, when the mother is on her knees facing the back of the bed, while leaning slightly forward.
The next successful posture is the location in the sitting position facing the doctor, half sitting, and also squatting. This position of gravity helps without obstacles to reach the baby. In this situation, the woman feels freer, and movements with a basin relax her, letting the child in. Further, the baby's head gently enters the birth canal and this is the main advantage of vertical childbirth.
In the third stage of labor, the placenta outlet also occurs in an upright position. The woman at this time sits, attaching to the baby's breast, and thanks to the vertical position of the mother in childbirth, as well as the reflex abbreviations of the uterus, the latter leaves faster.
Vertical birth (pros and cons)
It is necessary to dwell on the advantages and disadvantages of this method of delivery.
Arguments of the advantages of vertical labor are sufficiently convincing: reducing the pressure of the uterus on large vessels, which contributes to a significant reduction in the time of labor. It is also important that the woman herself chooses a comfortable posture and influences the process of contractions. Having a choice, a woman is liberated, less worried. The statistics show that the first period of vertical childbirth is reduced to three hours in comparison with the delivery in a horizontal position. When assessing pain on a 10-point system, women who gave birth earlier said that the pain in vertical childbirth is less noticeable than with normal births. Vertical birth significantly reduces the risk of birth trauma to the mother and baby, the probability of infection of the uterus is also reduced, blood loss is reduced; The child is never pulled by forceps, as he easily moves along the birth canal.
But at the moment, maternity hospitals, where professionally take vertically delivery is very small. Therefore it is worthwhile, to search in advance for such a maternity hospital or to discuss the possibility of such births with a doctor.
What happens with horizontal childbirth?
Vascular contraction, aorta, which departs from the heart and carries to the tissues blood enriched with oxygen. Compression of the aorta is fraught with insufficient supply of blood, which means oxygen. For the fetus, this threatens hypoxia.
In conclusion, I want to note that the total number of complications in children with vertical childbirth is 3.5%, and at usual births 35%. And the final choice is only for you. Health to you and your children!
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